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Good Fences Don't Always Make Good Neighbors: How Strangers Can Claim An interest In Your Property

Sigrid Waggener, ESQ., Corporate CounselMarch 23, 2017
Most buyers assume that, when they purchase a property, their right to occupy and enjoy that property is exclusive. This is usually a reasonable assumption. However, there are instances when third parties (typically, adjoining landowners) can lawfully claim an interest...

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Redwoods of Los Altos Hills

Caroline Wong, Senior Buyer SpecialistMarch 21, 2017
Opinions differ on the pros and cons of living in Los Altos Hills vs. Los Altos. If you prefer privacy and a town dedicated to preserving a residential agricultural lifestyle, without sacrificing convenient access to a downtown shopping district, then...

Sustainable Home Design

March 17, 2017
by Rebecca Lee , Design Coordinator Designing and renovating a home that is environmentally responsible as well as economical, beautiful, and fun to live in is not as difficult as some may think. “Going green” is one of the hottest...

Woodside: The Anatomy of a Boom Town

John DeOliviera, Senior Buyer SpecialistMarch 16, 2017
Woodside is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is home to many chief executive officers, venture capitalists, and founders of the area’s many high-tech companies. But before evolving into one of the most sought-after addresses in the Valley,...

The Right Thing To Do When The Deal Goes Wrong

MICHAEL REPKA, ESQMarch 10, 2017
Unlike many states, California does not require attorney involvement in the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Although this works out fine in roughly 98 percent of the transactions, many people find themselves in a real jam the remaining...

The Hidden Pitfalls to Reverse Mortgages

Alex Seroff, ESQ., Listing SpecialistMarch 9, 2017
Maybe your friend just booked a month-long cruise. Perhaps you want to help your favorite grandson pay for law school. Or, maybe you just want to eat out on University Avenue every day. If you have one or more of...

The Most Influential Women at DeLeon Realty

Audrey Sun, Listing SpecialistMarch 8, 2017
Since March is Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to shine a spotlight on some of the amazing women who have helped transform DeLeon Realty into the premier real estate firm in Silicon Valley. As a young professional woman,...

NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT HERITAGE DISTRICT OF SUNNYVALE

March 7, 2017
By Darrell Martin, Senior Buyer Specialist The Heritage District neighborhood of Sunnyvale has been thriving in recent years. This prosperity is thanks to the revitalized downtown area and the sustained popularity of Murphy St. and its many beloved restaurants, bars,...

AN ASSESSMENT OF ZILLOW’S AUTOMATED VALUATION ALGORITHM

March 7, 2017
By Ken DeLeon, ESQ. Founder Within real estate, there are few things more revered or more reviled than Zillow’s Zestimate, which instantly values homes across America. The Zestimate can be revered by those who love the ease of getting an...

HOW DO ASSET BUBBLES AND RECENT CHANGES IN CHINA AFFECT SILICON VALLEY REAL ESTATE?

KIM HENG,MBAJanuary 19, 2017
As the real estate market in Silicon Valley cools off, many people are concerned it seems the power of Chinese investment money throughout the area is waning. Local buyers can’t help but feel that the settling of the market means...